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to you. does the gop know how to do anything other than say no? i mieean, are they even really governing party? >> well, they're certainly not a governing party. you have to win national elections to govern. they're not going to do that. they're not going to be a governing party until they figure out how to do that, win national elections. what mitch mcconnell is good at here is being an advocate for filibuster reform. i was glad to see the president come out and say there is no 60 vote threshold and that most bills, especially secretaries, deserve an up or down vote. if obama had done that during a filibuster debate, then we might not be having this debate right now. the deal harry reid cut with mitch mcconnell is coming back to bite them. they could have gone for a lot more. they backed off. they shook hands again and went with something milder and then boom, he gets clowned two mornts later. >> nia malika, i want to be real clear. the filibuster has been around for decades. but its use has exploded in this past few years. in fact, two of the three sessions of congress with the worst f
with something with bigger government or government paying out more money, the republicans have pretty much got themselves into a bind on that, no matter how rational it seems. >> it's also striking to me, bob, when the president really called the gop out for their obsession with spending and cuts and budget showdowns. >> the greatest country cannot keep drifting by one manufacturing to the next. pay our bills on time. and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. >> bob, how does he keep the momentum from that speech last night and turn it into action? >> he's got to go out there and speak over and over and over again. he's got to explain the chief to the american people. he knows that the austerity that the republicans want to adop here would send this into another session. he also knows that the republicans are going to oppose him every step of the way on things like minimum wage. he's got to go out there. this is not just about prodding the congress and trying to move stuff now. this is about changing the politi
a proportionate share of these workers. one of the things we've seen in gop discourse is this idea that government doesn't create jobs. that is simply inaccurate. we know that these are, in fact, very good jobs. jobs that tend to be the least discriminatory jobs because the government actually asserts sort of high quality, nondiscriminatory policies and often has some of the best benefits, retirement, all of that. and the gom is going after those jobs and deepening our economic crisis when there is no need to. >> e.j., not only going after those things in government that provides jobs, they seemed absolutely out raged that the president would propose a $9 federal minimum wage when we've been ensuring the last couple of nights how a single parent with a child is making below the poverty level. and, in fact, former reagan advisor says that haggling over minimum wage is bad politics. >> even he can see this, but they're acting as if this is something that is totally unthinkable. >> raising the minimum wage is popular because there is a moral sense that people have that if you work hard every day, you
deficit by a single dime. it's a smarter government we need that sets priorities and invests in broad based growth. interesting statement, krystal. >> absolutely. republicans try to caricature him as a big government liberal who's never seen a government program that he doesn't like, who's going to spind us into the ditch. he's going to turn us into greece. the facts and the record say things that are different. since january it's been quite a while. i think it was january 2008 we actually had a surplus. this january he has been slowing the growth of government spending. it has been a priority for him. but obviously because of the economic realities, we had to invest in the country in an immediate way to get us back on track. so making that case reminding voters that he has been a responsible hand on the tiller when it comes to balancing the budget and keeping those policies in mind is important too. >> richard, i want to bring this up because i want to bring this up. >> do it. >> when we've talked about the 102-year-old woman, the student from mexico hadiya pendelton who was killed b
, the majority who believes there's basically a role for government and a role that you're being truthful. >> now, dana, when you look at the fact they're talking about rebranding the right wing, but then i'm looking at the roster of speakers for cpat. here's some of the speakers lined up. just today, we learned sarah palin is going to speak, as well. now, is this the most forward-looking panel they could have advised for a brave new gop? >> yeah, there's a little bit of a contradiction here. now, newt gingrich said maybe a few weeks ago that republicans, here's their problem. they just need to be the happy party. now he's saying it's just a technology problem. maybe it is a technology problem to make it the happy party and that needs to be achieved with some sort of a pharmaceutical intervention there. but what the line-up at cpac illustrates is that there is something going on other than a message herement they're going to try it every which way to say it is something other than the substance of the issue. i'm delighted to see that sarah palin has found light after fox news and i look forward t
are the people that are blocking the potential cuts to government. he actuallily has a bully pull pet to say you saw me in act one with my inauguration speech. act two is not only am i going to talk to you tomorrow, but i i'm going to talk to you the rest of the week and go down to nk nec and other parts of the country. we're talking people-to-people to make sure that you can galvanize and contact your legislation and our agenda passes. >> that is what's interesting to me, angela, he's going right after the speech on a conference call with grass roots organizers around the country. it's like he's campaigning all over again. it definitely a form of chasm paining. listen, i'm going to get out here and i'm going to continue to move. i'm going to continue to act and continue to line up the american people only my side on the messaging because they're on my side on the issues. >> where are you on electoral e reform and fixing elections. and i don't mean the fixing that we've seen in the past. >> be clier, angela, be clear. >> now, maria, let me ask you this. i saw usa today made a point. 40 million
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